Syntheses of monosubstituted rhodocenium derivatives, monomers, and polymers

Yi Yan, T. Maxwell Deaton, Jiuyang Zhang, Hongkun He, Jeffery Hayat, Parasmani Pageni, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, Chuanbing Tang

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We report the first chemoselective, high yield synthesis of monosubstituted rhodocenium through a " η5 → η4 → η5" strategy detailing sequential nucleophilic addition and endohydride abstraction. Monosubstituted rhodocenium derivatives are then used as versatile synthons for the preparation of the first-ever vinyl monomers that allow controlled polymerizations including ROMP and RAFT, leading to rhodocenium-containing metallopolymers. Exploratory ion-exchange and self-assembly of this new class of polyelectrolytes cultivates the potential of side-chain rhodocenium-containing polymers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1644-1650
Number of pages7
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 24 2015

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